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“Fabulous Location, Luxury & Comfort”

Review of Balvraid Steading

The house from the inner courtyard. The two annexes are behind the camera.
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The house from the inner courtyard. The two annexes are behind the camera.
The southern end of the spacious main lounge, with galleried landing. The separate 'snug' with Freesat TV and DVD player.
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13 reviews
The house from the inner courtyard. The two annexes are behind the camera.
The southern end of the spacious main lounge, with galleried landing.
The separate 'snug' with Freesat TV and DVD player.
The large dining room with table seating twelve.
The fully-fitted kitchen includes twin ovens and hobs, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher and all smal
A typical en-suite bedroom in the main house, all of which are decorated in a similar style but with
The view from the lounge French window
The northern annex, with three double en-suite rooms. The southern annex is a mirror with one double
View from the house across the Loch Fleet estuary.
Springtime beside Loch Fleet, just a short walk away.
The garden with a view along the north-east coast.
View from the house NW across Strath Fleet.
View to the east across the Dornoch Firth.
View of Estate salmon ladder on the River Carnaig
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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Dornoch, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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“Fabulous Location, Luxury & Comfort”
Reviewed 3 July 2013 for a stay in July 2012

We have stayed at Balvraid Steading for the last 4 years and have booked again for 2013. It has the most stunning views over Loch Fleet which change constantly with the tides.
The house is ideal for families and groups, with flexible accommodation and it is very well equipped. The furnishings are top notch and the bedding straight out of the 'White Company' catalogue.
The owners live locally and are happy to arrange fishing, shooting & stalking for guests if you give them some notice. There is good walking over the hills & moors and the wildlife is plentiful - we have seen Ospreys, Grey & Harbour Seals, Pine Marten & Hen Harriers all within a mile or two of the Steading.
We go for the salmon & sea trout - the estate has miles of spate river fishing plus lochs. The fish are not huge but fight well!
Downsides? Very few really. You need a car as the house is on an unmade road about 3 miles from the nearest town, but there's no need for a 4x4 if you take it carefully. And the weather, of course, but Dornoch seems to have it's own microclimate and is often dry when it's wet inland. Still, if it does rain, you just light the log burner and enjoy a wee dram.....

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Liked best: Location, Comfort & Outdoor Activities
Liked least: It's a long Drive from Surrey!
Travelling group: Friends
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